F-AIR COLOMBIA 2023 – Report

Director ASIM Sandro VR, may 22

F-AIR COLOMBIA 2023, held at José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro-Antioquia, concluded its eleventh edition with resounding success, attracting over 47,000 attendees, including aviation enthusiasts, specialists, and general visitors during the five-day event.

Dedicated to both military and civil aviation, the fair continues to establish itself as a global benchmark by offering a diverse and experiential agenda that covered various aspects of the sector. The event was organized into three main areas, each designed to enrich the experience of attendees:

  • The commercial pavilion showcased innovative projects and the development of the regional and national aeronautical industry, featuring both a commercial exhibition and an academic agenda. Cutting-edge topics such as satellite missions and artificial intelligence, essential for the country’s progress, were also discussed.
  • The aircraft exhibition, the second main area, provided a space for static displays, allowing visitors to closely examine the unique dimensions and features of each aircraft. This exhibit offered valuable insights into the various missions these aircraft perform in their respective fields.
  • A new addition to F-AIR COLOMBIA 2023 was F-DRON, a dedicated space for unmanned aerial vehicles. Presentations by 16 participating companies highlighted South Korea’s support for the development of this industry in Colombia.

F-AIR COLOMBIA 2023 also excelled in fostering significant international business. Companies from Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, the United States, Guatemala, the Netherlands, and Venezuela expressed strong interest in investing, resulting in commercial alliances worth over $21 million. This underscores the event’s success and importance to Colombia’s aeronautical and economic sectors. The Colombian Air Force reaffirmed its commitment to the country’s aeronautical industry, science, and space capabilities, while also demonstrating its role in serving and protecting citizens across the country. Aerial shows from Brazil and the United States showcased these nations’ strategic and military capabilities.

With a highly positive outcome, there is eager anticipation for the next edition of this event, which will continue to drive development and collaboration in Colombia’s aerospace industry and beyond.

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